September 11, 2019

Hi, there! I’m so excited to begin my fifth year as a Pitch Wars MG mentor and meet my sixth mentee (thank you, wild card!).

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If you’re here, you probably know what PW is, but just in case:


Pitch Wars is a mentoring program whe...

August 12, 2019

I'm so excited to mentor a writer again this year! This will be my 5th year and 6th mentee. Get to know:

Waka T. Brown: @W_T_Brown & read her PW success story.

Robin Lemke: @rebobinar & our PW team interview.

Liz Edelbrock: @ledelbrock & her PW story.

Jen Bryson: @js_bryso...

March 2, 2018

Genius or innate talent likely doesn’t exist. This inspiring conclusion from decades of research by psychologist Anders Ericsson, documented in his book Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, is great news for those of us who didn’t find our “thing” early and...

January 31, 2018

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend is a magical adventure with a girl as the main character. I want to love it, but Jupiter North gets in the way.

Jupiter North is an adult man who appreciates a good name. He “nicknamed” himself (his word) “the G...

October 20, 2016

Recently, a friend posted this: “I fit my fat ass into a pair of size medium pants.” It’s not the first time a thin friend has referred to her “fat ass,” and for me, as a 43-year-old woman who has struggled with her “fat ass” since she was 11, it’s triggering to hear b...

September 10, 2016

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, so I wanted to share a post I wrote for a site that has since closed. Some of you will have read it already, but I think a conversation about suicide is necessarily, and sadly, an ongoing one.

Since I read Brené Brown’s book about...

November 23, 2015

 

Priscilla Mizell was my Pitch Wars mentee, and she is completely awesome. Visit her web site at priscillamizell.com and follow her on Twitter @PriscillaMizell.  

 

Rebecca: Tell us about yourself and your manuscript.

 

Priscilla: Thank you for hosting me, Rebecca! I’m del...

November 5, 2015

 

This month I leave the NC coast for the mountains. It was a decision made of necessity, and my struggles this past year were worsened by the life I lived inside my head. So I want to be intentional about using the change to affirm goals, strengthen positive habits, an...

October 2, 2015

 

My rule of three: If I notice something three times, I pay extra attention.

 

 

 

I've pondered lately how Expectations affect my perception of time. I want my next book out now, and the next three drafted, and the next three researched, and why does everything...

June 23, 2015

When I read I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I am Enough” by Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, I knew I needed to tell all my friends about it. Brown researches women and shame, and after reading the book, it was li...

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